Village Gallery of Arts’ building is temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus crisis. The developers of the new Milltowner project are using the closure of the library and gallery to connect utilities, build retaining walls, cut and fill dirt on site, and do as much site prep work as possible. If all goes well, they hope to have the Dogwood street and Library access functional, which will greatly reduce the headaches this work would create if we were open. They are also aiming to have the Eastern part of the upper parking lot completed. Stay tuned!
Stay home, stay healthy and take a virtual gallery tour! Go to villagegalleryarts.org, then click on the “Artists” tab at the top of the page to see many members’ artwork. Enjoy!
BIG, BOLD ART and 3-D ARTIST FOR MAY: Lori McLaughlin: “Ever since I could hold a pencil, I have been creating works of art. From pencil sketches to crayon landscapes, I did it all. The walls of my child-hood home were covered with my artworks. During my education at Oregon State I studied art history, design, drawing, color theory, and painting. I do a variety of art in the form of painting, jewelry and drawing. It is never-ending and is great therapy and expression.”
OUR ONLINE GALLERY IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND ACCEPTING NEW ARTISTS!
If you’d like to join Village Gallery of Arts, membership levels and guidelines for submitting artwork online are available on our website: www.villagegalleryarts.org. Shows for later months are being planned. The Recycled Art Show is still scheduled for July (see below).
>> CALL TO ARTISTS!<< VGA Annual Recycled Art Show & Fundraiser June 26 – July 26, 2020
Register June 1 – June 21 (possibly at the Gallery; check website as date approaches)
We invite all members of the community & all VGA members (Active, Participating, Associate & Studio) to participate in the Recycled Art Show & Fundraiser to be held June 26 – July 26. Entries must be registered at the Gallery no later than Sun. June 21, 2020. Participants create original artwork while incorporating a recycled item on the canvas/substrate. Artist will provide their own canvas/substrate. The recycled item can also be from a past art project. Examples of recycled material may include paper, paint, greeting cards, wrapping paper, shells, rocks, plastic, hardware, wire, screws, bottle caps, fabric, coffee beans/grounds, etc.
Registration for artists is June 1 – June 21; the show and sale will run from June 26 – July 26; prizes in several categories will be awarded and the winners announced at a reception on Sunday, July 13, 2020, from 2 – 4pm. Jurors will be invited from our business community.
Visit our website for more details: https://villagegalleryarts.org/art-event/2020-recycled-art-show-june-26-july-26/
Remembering Artist Allen Greene
It is with regret that the Village Gallery of Arts announces the passing of our honored member and friend, Allen Greene. Allen died on March 3, 2020 at the age of 91. There will be a retrospective showing of Allen’s work at VGA the month of June. Members and the community are invited to attend a celebration of life with Allen’s family and friends at the gallery at a time to be determined. Watch website for announcement of date.
*SAVE THE DATES* GENTLY USED ART SUPPLY SALE FUNDRAISER 2020, SEPTEMBER 18 -19, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)
Our artists will be sorting out their stash of supplies! Come shop the great deals and support the Gallery at the same time. This is a good way to try out a new art media or find equipment you need at good prices! Check our website for more information and any date changes: villagegalleryarts.org.
For up to date details and more information on any of these listings, please check our website: www.villagegalleryarts.org.